Feds Receive Thousands of Anti-drilling Comments


TRENTON, N.J. — Environmentalists said they delivered a record 30,000 public comments opposing natural gas drilling near the Delaware River to federal regulators on Thursday.

The comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission come from residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware who oppose “fracking,” a technique in which water, sand and toxic chemicals are injected to break up shale and release natural gas.

The deadline to comment on draft regulations on natural gas drilling is Friday. Adoption of final rules is unlikely before September, Rupert said.

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/2011/04/14/2648261/ap-30000-oppose-gas-drilling-near.html#ixzz1Jb0jqSOC

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